Animals and Public Health: Why Treating Animals Better is Critical to Human Welfare

Animals and Public Health: Why Treating Animals Better is Critical to Human Welfare

by A. Akhtar

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Overview

A compelling argument of how human health is adversely affected by our poor treatment of non-human animals. The author contents that in order to successfully confront the 21st Century's health challenges, we need to broaden the definition of the word 'public' in public health to include non-human animals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230249738
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 02/14/2012
Series: The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 247
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

AYSHA AKHTAR is a neurologist and public health specialist, a Fellow of the Oxford Center for Animal Ethics and works with the Office of Counterterrorism and Emerging Threats of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Table of Contents

Series Preface Acknowledgements The Welfare of Animals and its Relevance to Our Health Victims of Abuse: Making the Connection Lions, Tigers and Bears. The Global Trade in Animals Foul Farms: the State of Animal Agriculture Animal Agriculture: Our Health and our Environment The Costs of Animal Experiments The New Public Health Notes and References Index

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